Folks,

I'm interested in Mac/Cocoa development.

Are there tools available for .app packaging of Ruby/Cocoa apps?    
Can this be done w/o reliance on the downlevel Ruby 1.6 included in
Panther?

Anyhow, any pointers would be greatly appreciated.

I guess, bottom line, is that i'd like to write applications that
other people can use -- so I'm a bit concerned about deployment
considerations.

On a somewhat related note, is there a way of using interface files
w/o reliance on XCode and interface builder?    I can't see any
documentation to the effect that it is possible, but it must be
possible somehow...   Coding in vim is preferable to me than using
XCode, it's yet another interface to deal with and I like my
terminals!   :)

(Yes, I've asked about Ruby/Tk and Tcl/Tk Aqua before -- Tcl/Tk Aqua
does look awesome ... but that's even a greater deployment problem,
IMHO... I was having substantial trouble setting it up even on my box
to work with Ruby per the Ruby Garden article)

Thanks,

--Michael DeHaan